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Undesign the Redline

Undesign the Redline @ Barnard was an interactive exhibition combining history, art, and storytelling with community outreach and collaboration in order to reckon with systemic racism by examining the legacy of redlining in Barnard and Columbia’s neighborhood

More on Redlining For decades, starting at least in the 1930’s, low-income and minority communities were intentionally cut off from lending and investment through a system known today as redlining. Today, those same neighborhoods suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty, but from lower life expectancy and higher incidence of chronic diseases. - National Community Reinvestment Coalition

Mapping Inequality - Interactive Maps

Chicago is historically one of the most segregated cities in the country. A new report shows that not much has changed. - Axios Chicago

"Doing nothing about the segregation that occurred after the Great Migration cost ALL of us dearly.” - The Folded Map Project

New York City - Jim Crow segregation and racism had a strange and robust career outside of the South, especially in that supposed bastion of liberalism, New York City - The Washington Post